Grateful Dead Live at Augusta Civic Center on 1984-10-12
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|Feel Like A Stranger|
|It Must Have Been the Roses|
|On The Road Again|
|It's All Over Now|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|Cold Rain & Snow|
|Saint of Circumstance|
|Don't Need Love>|
|Uncle John's Band//>|
|Playin' in the Band Reprise>|
|Uncle John's Band Reprise>|
flac16; Source: Had been marked SBD/AUD Healy Matrix > cassette > pcm > dat > dat > Sony PCM-R500 > Audiophile 2496 > Soundforge 7 (recorded as 24 bit/48 KHz WAV) > Wavelab 5 (Waves L3 Multimaximizer) > 16/44.1 WAV > CDWAV 1.9 > FLAC; likely AUD only, see remarks at http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=30192
- 2005-09-29 14:50:21
- Augusta, ME
- Audience? > cassette > pcm > dat > dat > Sony PCM-R500 > Audiophile 2496 > Soundforge 7 (recorded as 24 bit/48 KHz WAV) > Wavelab 5 (Waves L3 Multimaximizer) > 16/44.1 WAV > CDWAV 1.9 > FLAC
- Augusta Civic Center
Subject: Arguably best post 1970s Morning Dew
Wow years, decades . . later this show is still clear in my memory. After 400+ Grateful Dead shows from 1982>1994, aprox 60 JGb shows, 101 Furthur shows. a bunch of other Dead related shows the 2nd night of Augusta Maine, fall 1984 is, and gas been a top 5 Dead show for this Deadhead. The irony was I didn't actually have a great show. I was dead tired (no pun intended) after having overdid it the night before with a long ago lost riend Alex. The partyables combined with my dear old friend Bob Frank (rest in peace) whose snoring was legendary made sleep an impossible proposition the night before. Fall 84 was my 2nd tour, I was still pretty new and though I was barely able to keep my eyes open I was VERY MUCH aware as The Dead were laying down their work that night that what I was seeing, hearing, experiencing was BY FAR the best thing I'd heard from them up till then. I gotta add I remember being interested hearing Deadheads say to one another "Did u have a good show ?" Normal vernacular for us but not the way most folks talk about concerts to one another. That night in Augusta that simple age old question among heads became crystal clear. See there is a difference between having a "great show" & the VA d playing a great show. Im a snob in many things; The Grateful Dead I'm a TOP TIER SNOB. Meaning even then I knew enough to be able to differentiate between the two. Like you could be at a show with tons of your best buds, your with your gal and this GS are just so on. Maybe the band is a bit off that night, or just ok but YOU had a great show. Of course best of best is when all lines up perfect personally AND The Band has ahold of that magic too. Now that was best it gets. Augusta that night, unfortunately, was a night where personally I did NOT have a good show but MAN THE GOOD OME GRATEFUL DEAD were JAMMING. It was the last "On The Road Again" that The Dead ever played. I remember some woman belittling my mentioning how nice it was to hear it that it was kind of rare. She said condescendingky that "On The Road Again" was "actually" played 2, 3 times EVERY east coast tour. I said nothing but thought of her occaisobsly as the years rolled by and it wasn't ever played again. What a show though. So distinctive. I know it's this one 2 notes into CRS. Outta space they "finish" the PITB from the 1st night. That was the FIRST time they ever did that up to that time. I mean outta space it's just Playing Repriae, an UJB reprise and MORNING DEW. That's it. But man oh man. We all know that closing shows with The Dew became common place at some point in the late 80s or 90s for sure but when they closed the show in Augusta 84 with "Morning Dew" it was RARE. IMO my humble opinion that DEW was the best Dew of the 89s the best post 1970 Dews. There r two instances when I can confidently call a song they played "The best of an era my era btw was from 8/7/82 Alpine Valley > 1994 Giants Stadium). So the "Morning Dew" from this show and "The Music Never Stopped" from Hershey Park 6/28/85, TO ME are best of the 80s, well best Post 1970s. Augusta 1984 night two was a sublime, musically magical night. The outta space music the boys laid down is as good as it gets. Phil blowing speakers . . .
Subject: Excellent Rice AUD vs. Healy SBD Matrix a Draw.
I might have considered five stars for this one if the meter hadn't bounced around so much. And having Don't Need Love in the 2nd set? Well thanks but, "I don't need you." The transition into Dew is particularly nice - reminds me of Rochester's wicked 9.2.80 Iko-Dew transition. It's good to see an interesting and fun end to the show. I can't even count how many lame endings litter the '80s and '90s. This ending does not disappoint...though Bob gets a little wacky during Good Lovin'. Great Sound. Good Show. 4 1/2 Stars
Subject: walk me out
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: super - charged aud
One of the best shows I attended along with 10-17-83 and 8-7-82. Beautiful venue (intimate size) and grounds.
Excellent recording sound quality. 4 1/2 stars for any year. All the stars in the universe for an 84 show.
Subject: For those who WERE there......
A quick comment:
If you weren't there, physically there, like John8495, than it seems to me you're just talking out of your ass when you say 'this' was better or that' was better.
You think because you listen to shows 20 years after they were played on archive that you know something about what went down that night?
John: You list Marin '84, Richmond '85, Cornell, MSG '87? Those are mainstream, bro, don't you think? I mean, is that all you got? I think I saw those listed in some book as the best Dews ever?? Weak, bro, very weak...
And since I caught ALL of those you listed LIVE(sans Cornell), I can tell you unequivocally and without hesitation the following:
None of those you listed held a candle to 10/12/84's Morning Dew - Not LIVE they didn't. Maybe the other's sound better on archive but so what?
I'm sorry to burst your bubble as the "Morning Dew" afficianado, John, but hey, if I had a time capsule, I'd surely send you back to 1984 so, above all else, you would understand that really, in the end, there weren't any bests or worsts - IT WAS ALL GOOD!!! And your profound negativity and apparent arrogance, combined with your lack of musical knowledge, would not have been welcome in our community back in the day.
But for those of us who were there on this legendary night, in this shoebox of an auditorium, we know...and that's that!!
Best in '10 peeps...
Subject: Dew Freaks?
PS - Chris West if you ever read this thanks for dragging my ass out to see the fat man rock!
Subject: Agusta 84 Dew
Subject: Great show, great recording!
Subject: Frosty Pick
7.6.84 10.15.84 6.19.91
7.18.89 6.21.84 9.6.85
10.12.84 10.12.83 11.1.85
8.24.85 7.31.82 6.25.92
8.5.89 10.31.83 6.26.92
10.8.84 12.5.81 8.30.85
11.5.85 6.26.84 8.3.82
6.8.80 4.3.84 8.10.82
3.14.81 12.26.80 4.15.83
4.18.82 10.31.91 9.2.85
Please let me know if you have any show suggestions that compare to these in quality of sound.
Subject: Another awesome show
Subject: Definitely the best of the bunch
Subject: That "Living Room Sound"
My tape sounds remarkably like this one, and this one has such a warm sound, unlike so many of the boomy arena aud's from that time. My friend said that Jerry was moving like he'd never seen him ever before, waving his headstock all over during the last part of Morning Dew. I also love that Dead fans are the only group of caucasians that have the hipness to clap on 2 and 4. ;-)
I give it a 4.4, which rounds to 4, only because I save 5's for those truly remarkable shows that only come along once or twice a year. This is as close as you can get to a 5 without quite making it, though.
Subject: Definitely an AUD
What it is, is a great audience recording of a fantastic show. For better flow, consider putting the disc break after Cold Rain & Snow, instead of after Saint Of Circumstance.
Subject: go with healy
Subject: I'm lovin it
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